The days may be getting shorter and the nights longer – but that’s the perfect opportunity to stay cozy in a gallery and snuggle up to some unmissable art!
Beat the winter chill, and check out our picks of the hottest exhibitions in Italy.
Hokusai – Rome
- Ara Pacis Museum
- 12th October 2017 – 14th January 2018
Katsushika Hokusai is one of the, if not the, most famous Japanese artists of all time – but there’s more to this manga-styled master than his iconic Great Wave.
With over 200 works (and Hokusai’s original sketchbooks) on display, it’s a comprehensive overview of his life’s achievements, and a fascinating insight into the culture of 1800s Japan.
Il risnacimineto Giaposese – Florence
- 3 October 2017 – 7th January 2018
Keeping things Eastern, Florence’s Uffizi celebrates 150 years of diplomatic relations between Italy and Japan with a special display of 39 traditional artworks.
The beautiful folding screens and sliding doors are sourced from Japan’s own renaissance, from the 15th to 17th centuries.
Garden Fracture / Mirror in Vapour – Venice
- Glass Museum
- 30 September – 3 December 2017
Rosslynd Piggott is famed for her use of diverse materials, and peerless attention to pattern and texture.
Venice’s glass museum presents a special collection of her most notable works with glass, exemplifying her trademark qualities of mystery and intrigue.
Ambrogio Lorenzetti – Siena
- Santa Maria Scala Sienna
- 22 October 2017 – 21 January 2018
Ambrogio Lorenzetti was arguably one of the greatest, yet least-known painters of the 14th century.
Siena’s Santa Maria della Scala is hosting a major retrospective of this forgotten genius’s life work, and showcasing several of his stunning frescoes.